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Open Forum: Ending with a whimper


After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over,” said President Obama shortly after a private Oct. 21 video conference with Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister. Iraqi leaders refused to give US troops immunity from prosecution in Iraqi courts, while US military officials are refusing to stay without it. So the 2008 Status of Forces Agreement which calls for all US troops to be out of Iraq by the end of 2011 remains in force.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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